School: Koilmore (roll number 14115)

Cuilmore, Co. Mayo
Séamus Ó Murchadha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 144

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  1. When a child would lose a tooth, it was believed that he would have no luck unless he would turn his back to the wind, and throw the tooth over his right shoulder.
    If a person brought a hare or a rabbit into the house without first cutting off the tail, it was believed that people in that the people in that house would have no look.
    If a person were to meet a man riding on a white horse it was believed that a person would not have any luck if he did not turn home.
    If a person went in one door of a house and went out the other door it was believed that he brought all the good luck with him.
    If a person built a room on the west side of his house, it was
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    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
    Micheal Fleming
    Garryredmond, Co. Mayo